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Modeling vegetation and ecosystem responses to climate change and fire regime

Thonicke, Kirsten; Fyllas, Nikolas; Almut, Arneth; Knorr, Wolfgang LU and Wu, Minchao LU (2014) In Forest fires under climate, social and economic changes in Europe, the Mediterranean and other fire-affected areas of the world p.32-33
Abstract
Climatic fire danger will likely increase because more droughts and heat-waves are caused by climate change. Climate change can shift fires from occurring only rarely to regularly in ecosystems not until now adapted to fire. We applied dynamic vegetation-fire models to investigate these future responses. The future of fire in Mediterranean-type ecosystems depends strongly on changes in vegetation productivity, thus fuel availability, if burned area increases as much as fire danger. Temperate ecosystems might be exposed to Mediterranean-like fire regimes. In high altitudes, Mediterranean trees might migrate up-hill and cause feedbacks between diversity and fire under climate change.
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Forest fires under climate, social and economic changes in Europe, the Mediterranean and other fire-affected areas of the world
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Moreno, José M. and
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  author       = {Thonicke, Kirsten and Fyllas, Nikolas and Almut, Arneth and Knorr, Wolfgang and Wu, Minchao},
  editor       = {Moreno, José M. },
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  language     = {eng},
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  pages        = {32--33},
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  series       = {Forest fires under climate, social and economic changes in Europe, the Mediterranean and other fire-affected areas of the world},
  title        = {Modeling vegetation and ecosystem responses to climate change and fire regime},
  year         = {2014},
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